Oil Sands Mining News

Trump inauguration: The Trump cabinet picks who may shift US policy

President Donald Trump's picks for his Cabinet appear to back up his campaign pledges to boost US oil and gas production and streamline infrastructure approvals.

Of Presidents and prices: How commodities compare under Trump, Obama

As the book closes Friday, January 20, 2017, on President Barack Obama’s two terms, here are the price averages during his tenure for some key commodity benchmarks, as well as the latest price.

Frack sands rebound predicted under Trump administration

Fracking is poised to increase under the Trump administration, and with it will come the need for larger quantities of fracking sand.

Canadian energy firms at bigger risk from cyber, bomb attacks

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) warning highlights an additional risk for the energy sector

The top 5 places to work in U.S. oil and gas

Anadarko Petroleum and Chevron have emerged as the top two employers in U.S. oil and gas, according to a survey conducted by the job site Indeed.

Europe in favour of oil sands-friendly deal with Canada

Lawmakers have voted in favour of pushing ahead with a trade deal that would allow Canadian oil sand producers to export more crude to the old continent.

Another 37 conditions for Trans Mountain pipeline

Court forced B.C. to issue its own environmental certificate on pipeline expansion.

Oil prices running out of reasons to rally

For the better part of two months, optimism surrounding the OPEC deal has buoyed oil prices, but bullish sentiment from speculators are showing early signs of abating, raising the possibility that the oil rally is running out of steam.

World Bank on a Trump economy and commodities

World Bank's 2017 outlook says US impact on commodity markets diminished, but it's still number 1 for oil and number 2 in copper, aluminum and lead.

Canadian oil sands producers could fetch up to $15 more per barrel with this technology

The adoption of a“partial upgrading” technology could bring in hundreds of millions of dollars into Alberta's economy, a new study claims.

Canadian Natural Resources fined $10,000 following 2007 accident that killed two

Two workers were killed and five were injured when cables holding up a roof support structure snapped at an Alberta oil sands project in 2007.

INTERACTIVE: Mining emerges from slump

With only a couple of exceptions, metal and mineral prices rallied in 2016 – see at a glance how far the industry has come.

SLIDESHOW: Mining on the mend – 2016 year in review

The global mining industry rebounded from multi-year lows in 2016 – MINING.com's most popular posts of the year tell the story.

Kinder Morgan expected to spend up to $300M on Trans Mountain expansion

That is how much the company will have to spend just getting the expansion project shovel-ready, according to Conference Board of Canada estimates.

Statoil getting out of oil sands, takes $500 million loss

Statoil ASA, (NYSE:STO) the Norwegian-owned oil and gas major, does not believe it has a future in the Canadian oil sands.

Why Alberta oil will be California-bound

But Asia rises as potential market for Trans Mountain crude say analysts.

Donald Trump's cabinet to include oilsands-loving Texans

Donald Trump's prospective cabinet is now stacked with friends of Canadian oil, with vocal proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline his picks to run key posts in the State and Energy departments.

US EPA says fracking can impact drinking water resources

The agency said such statement, however, cannot become a “national, systemic conclusion” about the impacts of the oil and gas extraction method.

Not so prolific: US shale faces a reality check

The collapse of oil prices has forced the U.S. shale industry to slash production costs.

Canadian Natural sells pipeline stake for half a billion 

One of the largest Canadian oil and gas companies has sold its stake in a major pipeline system linking it and other major oil producers in northern Alberta.

Can carbon taxes kill pipeline opposition?

The fundamental question remains: can carbon taxes return growth and prosperity to oil sands?

Global oil and gas exploration likely to return to profitability in 2017

Dr Andrew Latham, vice president of exploration at Wood Mackenzie said: "The industry has a good chance of achieving double digit returns in 2017. Smarter portfolio choices and lower costs are already paying off."

Cenovus resuming Christina Lake oil sands expansion, boosts capex

Construction of the 50,000-barrel-a-day expansion will begin in the first half of 2017, the company said.

Risk of potential oil tanker spill ‘close to zero' — experts

Pipeline ruptures, bunker fuel spills pose a greater risk than a major oil tanker spill, they say.

Capital allocation: Canadian miners' top priority for 2017

With fluctuating commodity prices, the top priorities for Canadian miners next year will be capital allocation, strategic deal making and employing new technology and innovations, a report shows.